Aug 8, 2011

Homemade Garam Masala Powder

Homemade Garam Masala Powder (Spice powder for North Indian dishes)

Makes: 35 - 40 g

You will need

25 g cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cardamom
2 teaspoon peppercorns
5 cinnamon sticks
5 g cloves
1 mace (javithri)
5 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


In an iron kadai (flat frying pan), dry roast above ingredients on a low heat till fragrant and crisp (approximate roasting time 10 - 12 minutes). Transfer these ingredients into a mixer bowl and grind to a smooth powder. You will obtain a fine powder which can be sieved and store in an airtight container to retain its freshness.

Make in smaller quantity - ie for use for a few times. The fragrance / freshness may be lost if one makes in large quantity and store for longer duration.


Vimitha Anand said...

Home made are the best and my mom makes this for me

Chitra said...

nothing can beat the flavors of homemade spice mix..

Vicki Bensinger said...

This is great. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It's much more fun to make this than to purchase the ready-made Garam Masala in a jar.